Posted December 11, 2017

Piranha Pawn is added to 10th anniversary commemorative chess set

Free plans and design files are available online from Next Wave Automation.

In celebration of its 10th anniversary, Next Wave Automation is offering free instructions and VCarve files for making a commemorative chess set.

Instructions and design files for the Chess Board and the Piranha Pawn are now available at no charge on the company’s website. Subsequent instructions and files for each chess piece will be provided each month.

“I started Next Wave Automation in 2007, when I introduced the CNC Shark as an affordable, made-in-the USA, full-function CNC machine for hobbyists and small shops,” says Tim Owens, founder and CEO. “Up until then, there weren’t any real CNC choices for woodworkers when it came to CNC machines. The CNC Shark changed all of that.”

Since the introduction of the CNC Shark in 2007, Next Wave Automation has introduced and entire line of Desktop CNC machines and accessories and has won several industry awards for its innovative products. Next Wave Automation products are distributed across the United States by an ever-expanding dealer network.

Available now, at no charge on, are downloadable instructions and design files for the chess board. Each month, Next Wave Automation will upload instructions and design files for a chess piece each month.

Next Wave Automation manufactures a full line of CNC machines for hobbyists and small wood shops, ranging from the CNC Piranha to the CNC HD4 Extended. The commemorative chess set can be made using any of the company’s CNC models by taking advantage of the double-sided machining available in Vectric’s New V9 Software.

Founded in 2007 by president and CEO Tim Owens and based in Perrysburg, OH, Next Wave Automation is a U.S. manufacturer of affordable CNC routing equipment and automated machinery for professional woodworkers and woodworking hobbyists of all levels. With core company values of customer service and technological scalability, Next Wave Automation is at the forefront of small shop automation and incorporates versatile compatibility between components and products whenever possible. For more information about Next Wave Automation, go to or call 419-318-4822.